WILMINGTON — A recently paroled man, Donte Jamar Rollinson, was arrested late Tuesday night for the murder of a 38-year-old man in an alley between Castle and Queen Street. Rollinson has a long history of felony convictions; he was recently released from parole and is currently out on bond for a November arrest.
Wilmington Police Department officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 600-block of Fullwood Street at around 11:30 p.m. last night, according to police.
“Upon arrival, they located the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene,” WPD spokesperson Jessica Williams said in a release Wednesday morning.
Rollinson was taken into custody near the scene of the shooting where he was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Williams. He is now being held at the New Hanover County Jail without bond.
Rollinson has a history of felony convictions, including armed robbery, possession, and parole/probation violations. Most recently, he spent roughly three years in prison for possession of Schedule I drugs, the most serious level in the state, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
He was released in July of 2018. He then received a parole violation last March, was reincarcerated, and re-released in June.
Several months later, he was arrested again. On November 7, 2019, Wilmington police arrest him on several charges, including felony possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest. Rollinson currently has a March 5 court date for that arrest.
It appears Rollinson was released on a $25,000 bond, which he posted on December 8.